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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:37 am Post subject: Two Apaches Collide at Fort Rucker
FORT RUCKER, Ala. ??? Two helicopters collided during a training flight Tuesday at the U.S. Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker, but the four crew members escaped serious injury.
A statement from the base said Army officials are still trying to determine the cause of the accident involving the two AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters at Hooper Stagefield.
The Army said the two crewmembers in each helicopter were treated at local hospitals but no serious injuries were reported. The accident was classified as a ???Class ???A??? accident, meaning the damaged aircraft had more than $1 million in damage.
The Apache is valued at $25 million dollars. It is the second accident in less than a week involving an Army helicopter at Fort Rucker. Michael Lee, 58, of Enterprise was killed last Thursday when his TH-67 Creek helicopter crashed during a training flight in rural Coffee County _________________ Serving the Civil Helo Industry - www.heliopsmag.com
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